Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco has pulled out of the Italy squad with an injury, two days after he was recalled by coach Antonio Conte following an absence of almost a year.
Giovinco was substituted early in the second half of Saturday's win against Montreal Impact with an adductor muscle injury but still flew to Italy to join the squad.
The Italian football federation confirmed on Monday that Giovinco had left the training camp at Coverciano, near Florence, "early in the afternoon" as he...
Italy recalled Sebastian Giovinco to the national squad on Saturday, though the forward limped off in Toronto FC's game a few hours after Antonio Conte announced his team for upcoming European Champions qualifiers against Bulgaria and Malta.
Giovinco, who has scored 17 goals and set up another 12 since moving to Major League Soccer from Juventus, is one of nine foreign-based players in the 28-man squad.
The 28-year-old has won 21 caps for Italy but hasn't played for his country since a friendly...
ROME -- If Mario Balotelli wants to return to Italy's squad, coach Antonio Conte says he'll have to show that he deserves a spot.
But Italy will call up Major League Soccer players Andrea Pirlo and Sebastian Giovinco for European Championship qualifiers against Malta and Bulgaria next week.
Balotelli hasn't played for Italy since the Azzurri were eliminated in the first round of last year's World Cup. On Thursday, he was loaned back to AC Milan after scoring only one goal in the Premier League for...
Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio will miss the start of the new Serie A campaign after being ruled out for three weeks with a muscle injury in his right thigh.
Italy international Marchisio was hurt in training this week and underwent tests on Tuesday that revealed a lesion that will see the 29-year-old sit out Sunday's league opener against Udinese as well as the game at Roma on Aug. 30.